Natural Cleaning with Lemons and Baking Soda

How to Clean Your Bathroom Green and Quick

I have a confession to make. I hate to clean my bathroom. I’m serious. If I can clean any other room in my house first I will. I think because I was doing these weekly and bi-weekly deep cleanings that seemed to take forever that it was making me crazy. So I started looking for ways to clean the bathroom quicker so that it wouldn’t such a chore. So now about twice a week, I do this:

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Tools:

  • gloves
  • peroxide
  • vinegar
  • baking soda
  • essential oil (lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus, or tea tree)
  • flip flops
  • microfiber cloths
  • homemade glass cleaner
  • plastic tub
  • Swiffer or other Dust mop
  • Broom/Dust pan
  • garbage bag
  • recycling bag
  • toilet brush
  • spray bottle

Step 1 – Prep the Vinegar -Pour about 10-15 drops of essential oil into the spray bottle with the vinegar

Step 2- Dust – Dust all surfaces with a microfiber cloth. Sweep and/or vacuum the bathroom to get up all dust/debris

Step 3  – Toilet Prep – Spray the toilet from top to bottom  inside and out with first with vinegar and then with hydrogen peroxide. Sprinkle Baking soda into the bowl and spray that with vinegar until it bubbles. Leave it to sit while you clean the rest of the room

Step 4 – Sink

  • Take everything off of the sink counter and put it in the plastic tub.
  • Then spray the counter and sink down first with vinegar and then peroxide wipe clean with microfiber cloth
  • Clean the toothbrush holder/glass with straight hydrogen peroxide
  • Use baking soda to “scrub” at any tough stains and under the rim of the basin
  • Spray a little more vinegar on the cloth and wipe down the under sink cabinet or pedestal of the sink
  • Rinse out sink
  • Replace everything onto counter
  • Spray mirror with glass cleaner and use another dry cloth to wipe it clean

Step 4 – Shower/Tub

  • Put on your flip flops and step into your shower (or tub if their connected)
  • Spray the walls down First with Peroxide and then with vinegar
  • Wipe them clean with a cloth
  • Then clean the fixtures
  • If you have a shower door use the window cleaner to clean it, if you have a shower curtain use vinegar
  • Step out and clean the tub/shower floor
  • rinse everything (you can use the tub to splash the water around if you need to!)

Step 5 – Clean the toilet

  • Spray a little more peroxide onto separate cloth
  • Go back to the toilet and wipe the whole thing down from top to bottom
  • Use toilet brush to scrub the toilet and under the rim
  • Rest the brush between the toilet seat and the rim to dry
  • Pour a few drops of essential oil into the tank and flush

Step 7 – Clean the floor

  • Put all your supplies/dirty rags into the plastic tub and put outside the room
  • Sweep again to get up any debris that may have gotten on the floor from cleaning it
  • Attach a damp (with water) microfiber cloth to your Swiffer or dust mop
  • Starting at the point on the floor further away from the door do the following:
  • Spray a section with peroxide
  • Spray over the peroxide with vinegar
  • Mop over the section
  • Continue until you’re out the door.

DONE!

Now Go have one of these…

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I keep all my supplies (flip-flops included) in the tub/caddy until the next time I clean. Now, (unless one of my cats malfunctions) I don’t hate cleaning the bathroom so much anymore. :)

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4 thoughts on “How to Clean Your Bathroom Green and Quick

  1. Daisha

    I have all these supplies on hand. I’m going to to put together my “cleaning kit” today and give your technique a try. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Deborah Davis

    Excellent post. I am making the transition to natural cleaning products, so this marvelous post is right on time! Out with the old and in with the new!

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